Eating out at Megan's
A twist on contemporary dining … sustainable and houmousy menus
Last week I was fortunate to visit the wonderful Megan’s in Parsons Green. After being given the choice of either the New Kings Road or Parsons Green branch, I opted for Parsons Green because I just love the ambience and layout of the place, as well as the wonderful floral ceiling that sits so well for both summer and winter dining.
As a contemporary, sustainable and healthy restaurant that has a fresh and in my eyes ‘hummusy’ menu, Megan’s is the perfect spot to visit.
To keep things sweet and simple, our breakfast began with two delicious and brightly coloured light juices. I say light because sometimes juices can feel quite ‘heavy’ but these left us feeling rejuvenated and still hungry for our meal.
Megan’s is known for its Coconut Cappuccino – and this is one of the reasons I frequently visit. The cappuccinos naturally came straight after our juice and we were most impressed by the cocoa stencil!
It was a Monday evening so we very abstemiously ordered fizzy water to drink. This comes in a glass bottle which you can buy for £1 at the beginning of the meal and be consistently topped up for free. Great to see only glass rather than plastic bottles being used...however the straws that came with breakfast could definitely be cut out.
A tricky decision yet again. For starters we chose the Mediterranean Meze board. The wonderfully warm carrot hummus made this dish.
The falafel was a little dry the hummus dip made it less so. The lamb koftas were delicious but needed a little more tsatsiki on the side. They were full of flavour but I would normally choose a vegetarian alternative since I rarely eat meat. However, the waiter also recommended the posh lamb doner kebabs on flatbread which were beautifully presented. I felt a Iittle food envy at the chicken with peanut dukkah dish placed opposite me but I did get a chance to try it. Perfectly cooked and full of flavour and the combination of herbs and spices with the chicken was delicious.
Megan’s is also known for its delicious flatbread which is sprinkled with fresh herbs and lightly toasted. Perfect for dunking. The halloumi, grilled aubergine and courgette were spot on.
We were extremely full by the time we had the dessert menu placed in front of us. Much to the waitress’s persuasion, we ordered the half baked cookie/cookie dough! It was quite out of this world… There was certainly a sugar rush but if you don’t mind that and love gooey, hot, crunchy puds then you’re in for a winner.
Mint tea was served as a digestif and we then left feeling pretty good.